to all you dads, new dads, and dads-to-be out there.
and a special shout to the military dads who are far from their families,
and to the baby daddies who're fighting with their baby mommas,
and to the dads in the joint who nevertheless have computer priveleges,
and to the dads who're traveling today and poaching wireless in the airport lounge,
and--work with me people, I'm trying to figure out which dads'd be hanging out in The Blogs on Father's Day... anyway, make your kids proud.
And to my own dad, thanks for, among many, many things, the nose. [and the kid thanks us both for not passing it on.]
And to my wife, without whom I wouldn't be celebrating today at all, and who surprised me when I woke up with breakfast
in bed next to my computer--a box of Fruity Pebbles and one of the big bowls, not one of those rinky-dink little cereal bowls--a big, big thanks.